Secretary Deb Haaland: Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative
Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Secretary Deb Haaland delivers remarks upon release of the initial report of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative on May 11, 2022. “For more than a century, tens of thousands of indigenous children were taken from their communities and forced into boarding schools run by the U.S. government,” Haaland said in the nation’s capital. Volume 1 of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report provides initial findings of an ongoing review at the Department of the Interior, which Haaland leads. Haaland spoke from the penthouse of the main Interior building in Washington, D.C.
🧵Today, from the ancestral homelands of the Anacostan and Piscataway people, I provided remarks on the history of federal Indian boarding schools in this country and our work on the Federal Boarding School Initiative.— Secretary Deb Haaland (@SecDebHaaland) May 11, 2022